Official authorization to become an IB World School is a multi-year process. First, schools submit an application for candidacy. If accepted, there is a consultancy and verification period before the school is authorized.
If FISD’s application for candidacy is accepted, the District plans to offer the first IB courses to juniors in the IB Diploma Programme at Frisco High School in the 2021-22 school year. Students in the graduating class of 2023 (seventh graders in 2017-18), will be the first cohort of students who will be eligible to gain admissions to the IB Diploma Programme as ninth graders at Frisco High School. Parent and student informational meetings will be held in October 2018 to provide more details about the program and the admissions process. Interested students will complete commitment forms in November 2018 with admissions decisions being made by January 2019.